Easily upload files (FTP / Multipart / Binary) in the background with progress indication notification


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Alex Gotev
Alex Gotev

Module Description

Android Upload Service

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Upload Notification

Easily upload files in the background with automatic Android Notification Center progress indication.


  • have a tiny library (less than 60KB)
  • upload files to a server with FTP, HTTP multipart/form-data or binary requests
  • be able to easily implement other upload protocols as plugins
  • handle multiple concurrent uploads in the background, even if the device is idle
  • automatically retry failed uploads, with a configurable exponential backoff
  • possibility to automatically delete uploaded files when the upload is successful
  • show status in the Android Notification Center (with support for stacking notifications).
  • be able to change the underlying HTTP stack. Currently HttpURLConnection (the default) and OkHttp are supported. You can also implement your own.
  • be able to set library log level and to provide custom logger implementation

At the core of the library there is a Service which handles multiple concurrent upload tasks in the background. It publishes broadcast intents to notify status. This way the logic is completely decoupled from the UI. Read further to learn how you can use it in your App.

Getting started

Read this page for full setup instructions with Maven and Gradle.

Check the wiki to discover how to get started.

Check JavaDocs for a complete reference of the library's API

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Copyright (C) 2013-2016 Aleksandar Gotev

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